Most teenagers experience intense emotions, rampant hormones, and according to recent scientific studies – a reduced ability to make reasonable decisions due to an underdeveloped brain.Some of the poorest decisions that teenagers and individuals who are a bit older than their teen years make are in the area of sexual intercourse.
Those who break Arizona’s age of consent laws potentially expose themselves to prosecution that can lead to incarceration or mandatory enrollment as a sex offender on the sex offender registry until age 25, at the least.He served six years behind bars and, once released, had to register as a sex offender.He now must wear a GPS device so his daily movements can be monitored.Official statistics are scarce, but in a recent survey, 1 in 11 high school students report being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the prior 12 months. is the victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.(Source: CDC Teen Dating Violence Fact Sheet) Other recent studies show that at least 25% of teenagers report being in violent relationships themselves. (Futures Without Violence Fact Sheet) In many instances, a batterer comes across as a perfect boyfriend or girlfriend.